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Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 8:00pm EDT
. >>> demonstrators in washington call on u.s. the do more in relation to the kidnapped ghirls nigeria. >>> world press freedom day. >>> on the trail of a deadly disease that found its way to indiana. >>> and the n.b.a.'s latest move to oust clippers' owner donald sterling. . >>> hugs and relief in ukraine as seven european observers held by separatists are freed. it comes a day after fighting in the southern city of odessa killed dozens of pro-russia activists, many in a clash. today the city held visuals to commemorate the dead. at this hour ukraine inches closer to civil war. the military is stepping up its offensive. the conflict is spreading to other parts of the country. paul brennan has the latest from the eastern city of konstantinovka. >> reporter: burning cars and dabry were evidence of what looked like a day of fighting between ukranian soldiers and pro-russian separatists. vehicles and tyres became barricades, set alike to try to keep the government troops at bay. >> there's a lot of victims from both sides, from the civilians and fighters. people who were going to work were insecured
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 6:00pm EDT
america. >>> the u.s. has offered to help in locating around 300 young girls abducted in nigeria. it's been more than two weeks since the school girls were kidnapped. frustrated parents have been calling on the government to get help from other countries. dodgeses much people held a rally. they say the government knows where the girls are being hidden but it's not taking any action to gain their freedom. >> we don't know what it is. the government is not doing anything else. everyone is speaking up about this except the government. why 234 lives is not that important to them to do something about that? we are tired of silence. >> the state department still advising on investigative techniques. secretary of state john kerry called it an uncon shownable crime. >> we spoke earlier to jon campbell. he says the boka haram fighter group has been silent putting into question whether they are responsible for the abductor. the government's response has been badly coordinated, there have been demonstrations essentially designed to pressure the government to step up efforts and do something wha
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 4:00pm EDT
playing out in nigeria where hundreds of teenage girls were kidnapped from their school. coming home from war, a former child soldier returns to the village he was kidnapped from. >>>. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories remember following at this hour: in ukraine, separatists have freed the european mediators held captive for the last week. the second day of military action is underway as the government in kiev takes back some separatist strongholds. >>> in afghanistan, a rescue operation has been abandoned after a laid slide buried an entire town. afghan officials say over 2,000 people are dead and the recovery focus has shifted to assisting the more than 4,000 people who are displaced. >>> this is world press freedom day and the 126th day of captivity in egypt for three al jazeera journalists who are accused of falsifying news of conspiring with the muslim brotherhood. charges both they and al jazeera deny. the men appeared in court for a 7th time today and were once again denied bail. >>> the u.s. is offering to help locate some 300 young girls abducted fr
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 2:00pm EDT
month. nearly 300 students are still missing after being taken from their school in northern nigeria more than two weeks ago. kerry made the announcement in ethiopia during his tour of africa. >> let me be clear: the kidnapping of hundreds of children by boka har a.m. is unconscionable and we will do everything to support the niger yam government to return these young women to of their homes. >> seven people have been killed in a bombing in mogadishu. police say there is a targeting of former local government official killed in the explosion. >>> final rallies are beg held ahead of next week's election. facing the toughest challenge yet, likely to return to power, tania page explains >> reporter: the blue of the democratic alliance filled the hall like a rising tide. although it's more popular than ever, it's small compared to the governing national congress. it's south africa's biggest opposition party. >> if our government was doing its work properly, south africa would be attracting much more investors and the economy would be growing much faster to create the jobs we need to tac
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 11:00am EDT
. >> they are looking for hundreds of girls abducted from a school in nigeria. it is believed there is a group behind the missing. as we report relatives are criticizing the authorities and saying they are left with more questions than answers. >> the confusion is continuing over a how many girls were abducted by armed men from a school northeast of nigeria two weeks ago and the police are saying 276 girls are still missing, out of 300 that were initially taken. a figure far higher than what was previously reported by the government and military. the police say it is because they were visiting students from other schools who are initially unaccounted for. some relatives say it could be true, several of his nieces w e ducted and still missing. >> [indiscernible] from a war zone area. all secondary schools come to do an exam and asparents we are called to write down the children's name that may be lost. those people were not informed. >> they are taking part in the protests over too government and the military's rescuing of the girls. but nobody knows for certain where they are. they believed an armed
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 7:00am EDT
year. >>> the effort to found kidnapped school girls in nigeria goes global as leaders across the world speak out and against the abductions. officials are confused about who is missing. >> the number of americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped to lowest levels since 2008. some say it gives false hope. plus historical treasure, a black and white film capturing a notorious moment in >> good morning to you. welcome back to aljazeera.com. i'll morgan radford live in new york. these are the top stories. ukraine suffering its most violent day in nearly three months. clashes erupting in the black sea city of odessa between pro-russian and ukranian supporters. nearly 14 were killed, 31 from a government building fire. this comes as kiev continues its military assault on separatists in eastern cities. u.s. troops in afghanistan on standby to help find victims of a mud slide. a village was wiped out in the hills killing 2,000 people. a res would you operation is under way as search crews dig for varied people. a virus infected 300 people in saudi arabia confirmed in the united states of t
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 8:00pm EDT
. nigeria's missing girls concern and anger growing around the globe. a stunning estimate of how many were actually kidnapped. how they did it? a new theory that might explain how the ancient egyptians build the pyramids. >>> they call them the thread head. the music and music fans that helped bring back new orleans. richelle, the briefing. >> in odessa in the south of be you ukraine, pro-russian forces in the east. more than 500 are nearly dead in a landslide that wiped out an entire north afghanistan village, authorities not helpful. more than 2,000 people thrif there. authorities expect more mudslides in the coming days. >>> and in northern ireland, police have 48 more hours to question gerry adams the leader of the political party sinn fein. being held with the possible commission of a murder. murder in this case was a belfast widow, raising questions about the stability of the province's catholic protestant government. we should know more john. >> thank you richelle. calls mers, the middle east respiratory viers. the health care worker in indiana came down with the virus, first detect
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 6:00pm EDT
people. nigeria's government following the kidnapping of hundreds of school girls. yvon ndege has report. >> initially the unministry said 129 girls were being kid nached. but immediately -- kid flapped. latest development the police say no in fact more than 300 girls were taken away and 276 remain missing. now reason for this confusion at least on the police's part, they say is because there were students attending the school who were only there for exams and they're not normally there, hence the inquiries in the numbers. also there are different agencies trying to resolve the assistant. you have the police -- incident. you have police, you have the military, family and parents, and all of them are coming up with different figures as to how many girls were abducted and how many were rescued. one civil rights organization say they have been taken over the border to cameroon and chad, some of them have been forced into marriage, some have been sold for as little as $12 u.s. no verification of these theories. >> killed 11 muslim settlers the attack is believed to be part of an ongoing feud
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 4:00pm EDT
in a ride-along. >>> nigeria admits dozens more girls may have been kidnapped from a school an originally thought. >>> mexico's government is trying to disarm vigilante groups that have been battling drug cartels. they want the vigilantes to re-organise and join government forces. we rode along with vigilantes and experienced first hand the power they wield. >> reporter: we are here to meet a wealthy farmer. he left his arch ards four months ago to coordinate vigilantes. i wanted to know why. >> many of the leaders are businessmen. they own lime or advocardo plantations. others are fieldworkers or returning migrants. some of them are professional mercenaries. we followed the group as they patrol the area. it was clear how much authority they have gained here. on the road they forced this state prison van to stop. >> reporter: they believe some state employees have been trying to get the cartel members out of the town. >> the policemen put up no resistance. >> they were clear to drive on of the the power dynamic was obvious. these sorts of scenes are going on all over the area. government
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
for survivors in afghanistan after an entire village is buried by a land slide. confusion in nigeria as police reveal more girls were kidnapped than initially thought. >>> i'm barbara in europe. a new push by ukrainian troops to regain buildings controlled in the east. er >>> we start with that landslide in afghanistan which has buried an entire village in the country's north a local governor now saying up to 2,000 people could be missing. rescue teams are now at the scene. janna has more. >> reporter: the side of a mountain gone, and a whole village and its people buried, and the deputy governor says local rescue teams don't have the machinery they need to dig out those who may still be alive. they don't even have enough shovels. but help is coming. the un office said that nato troops are in touch with the afghan army. it said . . . officials say the landslide is caused by heavy rains that have effected five provinces. in the past week, flash floods have left at least 180 people dead. but the scale here is totally different and the mourning has already begun. there are also fears there may be
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 1:00pm EDT
. and alarming new details about the kidnappings in nigeria. the number of girls kidnapped now higher than reported. >> our current system has gone very far awry... >> there's huge pressure on the police to arrest and find somebody guilty >> i think the system is going to fail a lot of other people. >> you convicted the wrong person >> i find that extraordinarily disappointing... >> to keep me from going to jail, i needed to cooperate. >> somebody can push you in a death chamber >> it's not a joke >> the system with joe beringer only on al jazeera america u >>> again, we are following breaking news out of afghanistan, at least 350 people have been killed in landslide according to the united nations. the fear is the number could grow into the thousands. the slide reportedly burying an entire village in the country's northeast. we're joined by phone now from a correspondent from kaboul. what do we know of the extent of the injuries and casualties. >> reporter: the slide is believed to be been caused by heavy rainfall, and in district [ inaudible ] bordering with china, and now local official
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 11:00am EDT
to come, alarming new details about that kidnapping of the girls in nigeria. >>> and i'm robert ray live in louisville, mississippi where an ef-4 tornado have hit this area earlier this week. how will people move forward? we'll have that report right ahead. ♪ >> surprising new details about l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. the 80-year-old is facing a serious disease. ♪ >> al jazeera america presents borderland's dramatic conclusion >> no one's prepared for this journey. >> our teams experience the heart breaking desperation >> we're all following stories of people that have died in the desert. >> and the importance... >> experiencing it, has changed me completely... >> of the lives that were lost in the desert >> this is the most dangerous part of your trip... >> an emotional finale you can't miss... >> we got be here to tell the story. >> the final journey borderland continues... only on al jazeera america >>> we have another angle of that incredible baltimore mud slide to show you. >> oh, my god! [ screaming ] >> oh, my god! >> as you can see an entire car dropping into the ra
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 9:00am EDT
. pro-russian gunmen shoot down a helicopter. anger and confusion in nigeria, police admit the number of kidnapped schoolgirls is 276, much higher than originally claimed. dozens killed by air strike at a market in syria's largest city. and jerry adams is held for a second day under one of the most notorious murders of the troubles. >>> but first two helicopters have been shot down during a ukrainian crackdown by pro-russian rebels. the anti-terror depreciati depreciation -- operation has inflamed tensions. jonah hall has more. >> reporter: video posted on the internet pur ports to show what the residents of slaviansk and the pro-russian separatists woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as large-scale anti-terrorist operation. the apparent objective for now, to form a blockade around the city. some separate advertises said they were ready to fight. >> translator: i will fight with whatever i have. it's not a rifle, but i'll fight with my hands and strangle them so they won't mess with my land. >> reporter: the ministry of defense confirms that two ukrainian he
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
with african union officials to discuss south sudan's conflict. >> meanwhile, a dar bomb has rocked nigeria leaving 12 people there on the outs skirts of abuja, not far from the attack that killed 70 people weeks ago. this latest blast coming days before it is set to hold the world economic forum on africa >> reporter: the car bomb exploded very close to a checkpoint manned by soldiers and police. just a few kilometers from the city center. there were fatalities and injuries. survivors were rushed to h hospital. >> i fell down. my brother was standing with me. >> the security agents here were on duty to stop something like this happening. so there may be questions about how such an attack could happen right under their noses. just over two weeks ago, a bomb exploded at a bus station in almost the exact sameplace, killing 75 people. >> the leader of boko haram claimed responsibility. he challenges the government to go after his group. >> look at us. we are right within your city, abjua, and you don't know how to find us. >> hours before this latest blast, the government told al jazeera it h
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 6:00am EDT
will leave it there and many thanks for joining us. to nigeria where a bomb blast killed at least 19 people, it's the second attack in two weeks and happened close to the site of a similar explosion at a bus station last month in which 75 people were killed. and evon reports. >> reporter: the car bomb exploded very close to a check point manned by soldiers and police, a few kilometers from the city center. there were fatalities and injuries. survivors were rushed to hospit hospital. >> in brother was standing with me. >> reporter: they were stopping something like this happening and there may be questions about how such an attack could happen under their noses. two weeks ago a bomb exploded at a bus station in almost the exact same place killing 75 people. the leader takes responsibility for the attack at the bus station in the video and in it he challenges the government to go after his group. >> translator: we are right within your city and you don't even know how to find us. >> reporter: hours before this latest blast the government told al jazeera it has a situation under control. t
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 3:00am EDT
to juva to talks to try to end the fighting in south sudan. >>> 12 are killed in nigeria's capital in an explosion. >>> most of these students are boys - where are the girls? we follow up on promises of equal education in china. >>> ukraine's interior minister says a pilot has been killed after pro-russian separatists fired anti-aircraft missiles at kiev forces in slovyansk. earlier the government was trying to retake the town of slovyansk. gunfire and blasts could be herd there. we go to donetsk. what are you hearing about the events, jonah? the referee: well, over the last few hours >> reporter: well, over the last few hours it's been what has been heard, the minister posted on facebook in the last few hours, as he's want to do, suggesting that the operation was launched, an anti-terrorist part of a phase that has been going on for the last few weeks now. at 4:. 30 this morning, aimed at the roadblocks on the city of slav. his suggestion that nine checkpoints are under the control of ukranian forces. in the process two helicopters are down, one shot down, one suffering an em
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 8:00pm EDT
. defense secretary said authorities suspect is the problem is still under reported. nigeria has been rocked by an explosion, at least a dozen people were killed outside the capitol, a car bomb went off near a police check point, it was close to the same location as the blast two weeks ago that killed 70 people, so far no one has claimed responsibility, but the armed group has threatened new attacks. that is the same group suspected of kid p thatting 200 girls two weeks ago. on the ground in the capitol. >> these protestors are demanding that the government rescue at least 190 girls from a school in north eastern nigeria. they are four rouse at the government's response to the kidnapping. there's been confusion, over the number of girls abducted and miss information about the efforts to find them. the government admits it is still not sure exactly how many girls were abducted. but says it is doing everything it can to rescue them. the armed group bo ca raton is believed to be behind the kid p thatting. >> there are conflicting rothers consigning the number i thought the government has concer
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 6:00pm EDT
to the frustration of president obama, are now planning a vote. also as nigeria's government deals with the kidnapping of 200 girls. militants have launched another attack in the capital city. >> results of analyses were skewed in favor of the prosecution >> the fbi can't force the states to look at those cases >> the truth will set you free yeah...don't kid yourself >> the system has failed me a suburb, several peopleed are dead, the bombing was apparently close to is site of a are you cent bombing at a bus station, there has within no claim of responsibility but the group has been blamed for the april attack that killed 75 people, joining us live from the capital, with the latest, what can you tell us? >> . >> he didn't want to give his flame, and he says that at least nine people have been killed in this blast. gist off the edger of the capitol. and that more than 21 people have been ferried to hospital with serious injury, also spoken to local redses in the area that we have made contact with over the telephone, who say that the blast looks like eight emananted from a vehicle o
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 4:00pm EDT
the group, or to send a strong message. foremanner u.s. ambassador to nigeria, appreciate you joining us today, let's take you around the world today. police arrest add politician on suspicion of murder thanks to a college research project. gary adams used to run the political wing, he now leads an opposition party in northern ireland, he is is expected to having tied to an abduction and murder, taped interviews given to boston college researchers led police to reopen the case then arrest him. adam supporters say the movement is a political tactic ahead of local elections later this month. 60% of the eligible voters turned out for yesterday's election. left completely three years ago, more than 9,000 candidates are competing for 328 seats in the parliament. violence has spiked to the highest in nearly six years. in malaysia a report says it took air traffic controllers 17 minutes to realize that flight 370 was missing. it also shows it took four hours to launch a search and rescue operation. vietnamese air traffic controllers are the ones that let them know. the plane seating plan and th
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 2:00pm EDT
the abductions. nigeria's government says it is hard to track down the group that abducted them. play also have their own ways of operating. and one threat they have, is that 11 years of war -- if you are dealing with somebody you know, one on one, you can some out. and let us talk right in terms of reaching out. it is difficult to reach out to them completely because they don't come out to talk to the government, so that challenges us. some of is girls may have been sold off or force bly married. >> the wash against terror is on first, and the government forces are winning this war, accept that people are -- this is also ainge tear the public has not told the whole truth. amena is one of the few lucky ones that managed to escape. she spoke of her ordeal. >> we thought they were soldiered and they asked us to board a vehicle. my friends and i jumped and we realized they didn't look innocent to us. >> the group which is against western education, has been responsible for dozens of attacks. and unless the government can provide safety to its citizen it is activities are likely to become more braz
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 12:00pm EDT
nigeria. relatives are angry at the government's failure to secure their release. however, the minister of interior denied that the country is losing the battle against the group and said he was confident that all of the abducted girls would be returning home skoon soon. >> it is far from the truth. let me tell you, terrorism is not a unique phenomenon. they have not been used to that. so the traditional practice that can be used to fight the common criminals and crimes. so far the government has taken every step to change the tackics and amend their ways and ensure this. this spread across nigeria and today they are pushed and confined to eastern nigeria. so the war against terror is on pause and the government forces are winning the war. the necessary forces are available to them to assure the release of these children and they are returning home alive and well. i can tell you that the government is concerned about the whether abouts and the conditions of these children. >> in turkey, the protestor are taking to the streets. we have a report from istanbul. they are using tear gas and
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 9:00am EDT
and those in power whose critics accuse those in power of abusing it. >> nigeria's government has told august that it's finding it hard to deal with radical groups, but says it's capable to deal with the challenge. more than 200 girls are still missing from the state or abducted two weeks ago. civil society groups are angry at the government's failure to secure their release. we report. >> these protestors including relatives demand the immediate release of more than 200 school girls. they are angry at the governments response to the kidnapping that happened two weeks ago. the radical group is believed to be behind the abductions. >> you know the insurgents also have their own ways of operating and one challenge you have is that let me use the word defenseless. if you are dealing with somebody you know one-on-one, you can come out and let us talk, but it creates that problem, you know, when we are dealing with people that are faceless, with a group that is faceless. in times of reaching out, it's difficult to reach out to them completely, because they don't come out openly to talk and
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 7:00am EDT
a check of the videos captured by citizens around the world. >> nigeria demanding action from the government following the disappearance of 230 students from a northern village, most girls. instagram user capturing this demonstration as the women call for the girls to be brought back home. you may recall they were taken two weeks ago by armed men believed to be part of a militant group. >> management at an oil refinery in ghana say supply will not be affected following a deadly blast there earlier this week. that is video from it. a smoke cloud rising, people running from the scene. one was killed in the explosion. >> the heavens providing this for people in new zealand, a beautiful display lighting up the night sky. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. up next, the rallies taking place around the world today and the violence that's erupted from may day demonstrations. >> first let's check temperatures around the nation today. things appear to be getting warmer. >> a little bit. now that that front has gone through, some places have dropped but now that the front has gone thr
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 8:00pm EDT
until the missing girls come home. al jazeera, nigeria. >> sinn fein terrorist gerry adams is under arrest. suspected of killing a belfast mother of 10. admitto the kidnapping and killing wrongfully believing she was an informant. adams turned himself in for questioning and that he is innocent. >>> arrested for immigration reform in washington, d.c. all of mayor families have been pulled apart by deportation. the preteens and teens say they are fighting for their undocumented parents and siblings. u.s. government estimates 60,000 will cross into the u.s. alone. one boy hopes to reunite with his father in houston. paul beban has that story. >> a vast remote desert surrounds the city of nogales. a fence slices through it. this teenagers and two cousins have traveled 2400 miles to make it here to the mexican side of this border town. >> translator: my name is axel fernandez and i'm 15 and from honduras. >> one of the most violent cities in the world. after crossing illegally, collectively known as the beast. a dangerous and dusty free ride more than 1400 miles all the way to the bord
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 6:00pm EDT
come home. al jazeera, nigeria. >> more than two dozen syrian children have allegedly been killed in an airstrike on a school in aleppo. syria's largest city in a flash point of violence in the war of control. james bays has the story. >> every day for three years there have been bombs and bloodshed across the area. ththe rescuers are still searchg the debris, but the majority of those who died here are school children. they were drawing images of the violence they themselves experienced, brutality no youngster should ever have to endure. they've drawn images of the future they want for their nation. a future that they will now not live to see. in the u.n. and new york, expressions of shock but deadlock around the security council table will again mean no action. >> it's absolutely horrific what is happening day by day. men, women, and children are targeted and it's a flagrant violation of the tenants of war. the security council in similar situations we have come together around humanitarian issues, and have passed robust security council resolutions. the political differences am
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 4:00pm EDT
two weeks since 234 girls have been kidnapped in nigeria, many angry over what they say is inaction to bring back the girls. >> reporter: yes, bring back our girls is the hashtag people are using to bring back the girls. look at what russell simmons tweeted out earlier today. 234 nigerian girls have gone missing and no one is talking about it. now some people have been posting imagines of themselves with signs like this one saying any of the 234 could have been your daughter. bring back our girls. and also, don't play politics with the lives of innocent girls. and take a look at what was written. abduction of our girls is a great worry. the post abduction effect is the greater worry, and she writes rape, violence against girls, h.i.v. a.i.d.s. these are the outcomes of any delay to bring back our girls. you also have this group of students. my students decided to show solidarity for the mission. and they write bring back our girls. we are the future. save our friends. our girls have a right to life. these are just some of the images that are coming out on social media about this, an
Al Jazeera America
Apr 29, 2014 8:00pm EDT
to protest in nigeria tomorrow in the capital. they want to put pressure on the government to secure the release of 230 schoolgirls abducted earlier this month. the family members of the missing girls will hold a rally. >>> secretary of state, john kerry, traveling to central africa this week, focusing on regional conflicts, including fighting in the sudan, more efforts to bring peace. >> reporter: in his stronghold in nasa, the leader of south sudan's rebels receive the u.n. human rights chief. she came to south sudan to discuss the human rights situation. the situation that the rebel leader said troubled him. >> 35 minute, and gave him the concerns. about protections in the video. we received assurances from him that he himself has been investigating the human rights of violations. >> reporter: the visit took place after two recent mass killings, in the town of benty, hundreds of people who sought shelter in a hospital and a mosque were massacred. armed youth attacked civilians that thought they would be safe at a you knew base. dozens were killed, including children. >> you could
Al Jazeera America
Apr 26, 2014 2:00pm EDT
on the newshour - it's africa's biggest economy, but nigeria is missing out on billions in tax revenue. we'll tell you why. >>> and in sport - he's back in the pool. what made michael phelps swim the wrong stroke in a race in arizona. >>> hello again. the top stories this al jazeera newshour - pro-russia gunmen holding a group of international observers captive in ukraine are willing to carry out a prisoner swap. 8 o.s.c.e. monitors have been missing for 24 hours. talks will be held on the crisis on monday. >> afghanistan's election commission says the presidential vote will go to a second round. the run-off will be between abdullah abdullah and ashraf ghani, an ex-world bank official. >>> 15 die in an apparent murder in baghdad, days after bombings at a shia rally killed at least 37 people. >>> egypt discovered its first case of the middle east respiratory syndrome or mirs. a 27-year-old man arriving from saudi arabia tested positive for the deadly virus. mirs killed 92 people in saudi arabia, where the corona virus was detected in 2012. joining us now is dr bart hardwens working in the departmen
Al Jazeera America
Apr 26, 2014 9:00am EDT
's related diseases. al jazeera, south sudan. >> nigeria is missing out on billions of dollars of tax revenues because of widespread corruption in the oil industry. the government said it's trying to crackdown. we have reports from the capitol. >> drivers get their gas. it has produced locally and then e ported and finally reimported for sale to the nigeria public. nigeria lacks the capability to extract its oil, so it needs investors. when some of them come they under report the amount they produce and the profit they make in a trend called mispricing. the enormity of this problem has forced nigeria to seek international help. >> it's a challenge that results and effects the inter continent. when you have natural resources some of the natural resources contracts and the way they're shaped also allows room for some of these things to happen. >> reporter: this is how some companies do it. if the current cost of oil is $100 a barrel, they may sell it at artificially low price of $60 $60. the company declares little profit and pays little taxes in nigeria and then sells that oil to a thi
Al Jazeera America
Apr 26, 2014 6:00am EDT
- it's africa's biggest economy. nigeria is missing out in billions in tax revenue. we tell you why. >> in sport he's back in the pool. what made michael phelps swim the wrong stroke during this race in arizona? >>> european diplomats agreed to hold emergency talks to discuss the crisis in ukraine. a drop of observers have been taken hostage by pro-russian gunmen. russia says it will take all steps to free them. experts in south sudan predict that some areas of the country could face famine by next year. the world's newest country is facing one of the world's newest chris sees - coupled with violence. >>> at least 180 people died in floods in north and western afghanistan. thousands have been displaced. many are in need of medicine and drinking water. >>> going back to the top story, and the crisis in ukraine, tensions in the east are threatening stability. a self-declared state between ukraine and moldova trying to formulate its soviet state. people are armed and ready to defend their land. >> reporter: the cossack regiments describe themselves as the army of christ. they played a
Al Jazeera America
Apr 25, 2014 8:00pm EDT
of freedom. this woman had to flee with her children there nigeria, they hate their life here and that fills her with guilt. >> they make decision for me, they make decision for my children. i have no self. they have taken my dignity and freedom away from me. >> reporter: how could it be that ireland with his famines and history of oppression could have got such a bad reputation for caring for those in need. >> it's very difficult to see why ireland is still signed up to the refugee convention, when in fact it does not live by the spirit of it, even if it has in place a system for deciding asylum claims. >> reporter: the government refused an interview, the ministers are on the record as saying direct provision is the cheapest way to deal with people who are in ireland illegally. lawrence lee, al jazeera, dublin. >>> in washington today the deportation of immigrants was the focus of a protest at the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement headquarters. the obama administration has been averaging nearly 400,000 deportations of immigration violators every year. the protesters want the preside
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